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PrEP is for people who don’t have HIV, and are at higher risk for contracting HIV. That includes:
Depending on which province you live in your PrEP may be completely free. PrEP is also covered by many private insurance companies, so if you have coverage this may take care of some or all of your costs.
Felix also provides financial support to help cover the costs not covered by private insurance. This means the majority of Felix patients pay $0 for PrEP.
Depending on the province you live in you may qualify for PrEP for free.
In Ontario, if you are under 25, you may qualify for OHIP+ and be eligible for free PrEP.
For those not eligible for provincial support, most insurance plans should cover some or all of the cost.
Even if you’re coverage does not completely take care of the PrEP costs - Felix will provide additional financial support up to $50 per month for any outstanding insurance amount.
In general the side effects associated with PrEP are mild and temporary. In clinical trials between 1% and 10% of participants experienced side effects.
Some side effects patients may experience include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and dizziness.
In a small number of people, using PrEP has been associated with decreases in kidney, bone, and liver health.
Before starting PrEP you will need to get the following lab tests done:
Once you are taking PrEP you will need to be tested regularly for:
The key difference between PrEP and PEP is the timing of the treatment.
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is designed to be taken daily as a precaution in case of an exposure to HIV that may occur.
PEP is post-exposure prophylaxis and is intended to be taken after a possible exposure to HIV.
Any patients taking PrEP need to complete regular lab work, to make sure it is still safe for them to be taking PrEP.
There is no major difference between brand name PrEP medication and generic equivalents - where they exist. One important distinction, however, is that generic PrEP medication is more likely to be covered by any insurance you have, so is often more cost effective.
No, PrEP does not provide protection against other STIs, like chlamydia or syphilis. Make sure to use barrier methods, such as condoms, to help keep you protected against other STIs and continue to get tested regularly.
Yes! You can take PrEP while still maintaining your hormone replacement therapy.
At Felix, we are committed to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information. The only people who will know you are on PrEP are you, your healthcare providers (like your doctor or nurse practitioner and your pharmacist), and anyone else you choose to tell!
Yes you can take ED medication while you are on PrEP. If you think you might need ED medication, you can complete an ED assessment right here.
Yes. It is generally safe to drink alcohol when taking PrEP. Alcohol and other recreational drugs are not known to interact with PrEP. If you have questions, please connect with your healthcare practitioner.
Protection for receptive anal sex begins seven days after taking daily PrEP. For the first week, please use barrier protection (like condoms). For vaginal sex or drug usage, please wait 21 days for maximum protection.
Finasteride is used to treat male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) at the crown and in the middle of the scalp. It should be used by adult men only; women and children should not use this medication. Finasteride is not approved for the prevention of prostate cancer. It may slightly increase the risk of developing a rare but very serious form of prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks.
Finasteride works by decreasing the amount of a natural body hormone (DHT). Decreasing the amount of DHT leads to increased hair regrowth and slower hair loss. Hair growth on other parts of the body is not affected by finasteride
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking finasteride and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth, with or without food, usually once daily, or as directed by your doctor. If the tablet is crushed or broken, it should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or by a woman who may become pregnant.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day. It may take up to 3 months to notice a benefit. You must continue to take this medication to maintain your hair growth. When you stop taking finasteride, any gain in hair quantity is generally lost within 12 months. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Decreased sexual ability/desire may occur. In some men, this medication can decrease the amount of semen released during sex. This is harmless, but has continued in some men even after stopping treatment. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: lump in the breast, nipple discharge, breast enlargement/tenderness/pain, pain in the testicles, inability to urinate.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking finasteride, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, prostate cancer, infections, urinary problems.
Finasteride should not be used by children. The drug can be absorbed through the skin. If the film coating of the tablet has been broken or the tablet crushed, it should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Exposing a developing male infant to finasteride can result in abnormalities of the genitals. This medication should not be used in women, especially during pregnancy or breastfeeding. It may harm an unborn or breast-feeding baby. Consult your doctor if you have any questions about this medication.
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.
This medication can affect the results of the blood test used to detect prostate cancer (prostatic-specific antigen or PSA levels). If you have a PSA test done, make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a provincial poison control centre right away.
Do not share this drug with others. Follow your doctor's instructions for examining your breasts and testicles, and report any lumps right away.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature between 15-30 degrees celsius away from light and moisture in a tightly closed container. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
This is a summary and does not have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your healthcare practitioner. Always ask your healthcare practitioner for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.